Modern, sustainable architecture will be coming to Kazakhstan in a big way in 2017, with the capital city of Astana hosting that year’s World Expo. Forty-six designs have been unveiled for the site master plans by architecture firms around the world, on the theme of ‘Future Energy.’ Each concept presents a unique perspective on green architecture that creates its own energy and uses it as efficiently as possible, including this futuristic rendering by Studio Pei-Zhu & Slab Architecture.
Solarei Passive Solar House (New Zealand) -- Home uses "green architecture principles on a medium scale budget. It is passively self-heated during winter, self-cooled over summer and employs green materials throughout....Materials ... were selected using ‘Cradle To Cradle’ concepts... a framework for assessing and constantly improving products, based on five categories –renewable energy, clean water, material health, social responsibility and material reutilization."
Vo Trong Nghia Breaks Ground on Checkerboard Building With Tree-Filled Balconies in Vietnam
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